Regular preventative dental cleanings keep healthy mouths healthy, but you may need specialized attention if your teeth and gums already show signs of gum disease.
Dr. Campbell treats patients with periodontal disease using a non-invasive periodontal therapy called scaling and root planing. This thorough method of cleaning removes plaque, bacteria, and tartar from above and below the gumline. It also smooths rough spots on the surfaces of tooth roots. Scaling and root planing are often combined with medicated mouth rinses and antibiotics to control infection and help the gum tissue heal.
Dr. Campbell and his team are also proud to offer periodontal therapy using laser technology. Laser therapy uses a narrow, intense beam of light energy to carefully remove or reshape the gum tissue it touches.
After the conclusion of your periodontal treatment, it’s essential that you take steps to prevent symptoms of gum disease from returning. In addition to a diligent home routine, be sure to visit Dr. Greg Campbell in Long Beach, CA at least four times a year for regular periodontal cleanings.